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Syracuse Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Sentenced to More Than 8 Years for Robbing the Same Bank Twice in Five Days

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – James Chisholm, 27, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced today to serve 90 months in prison for robbing the same branch of Chase Bank in Syracuse twice within a five-day period.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


Senior U.S. District Judge Norman A. Mordue said that he believed the sentence was necessary because of Mr. Chisholm’s “history of robberies involving violence and the use of weapons.” Judge Mordue also sentenced Chisholm to a 3-year term of supervised release following his release from prison and ordered restitution in the amount of $3,242, the total amount stolen from Chase Bank.


On September 8, 2016, Chisholm pled guilty to two counts of bank robbery and admitted that on March 12, 2016, and again on March 16, 2016, he entered Chase Bank, located at 801 James Street in Syracuse, passed a note to a teller, and demanded money. On March 12, Chisholm took $489 from the bank, and on March 16, he took $2,753.


This case was investigated by the FBI and the Syracuse Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Levine.

Updated January 9, 2017

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